Each year we produce a short Newsletter outlining our recent activities, and you can download the most recent edition by clicking on the button on the right.

Previous issues of the newsletter are also available - click on the year below to download the appropriate edition.

Some of our recent activities

Wangdrak Rinpoche's Yushu orphans

Heart of Asia's biggest commitment this year is to the Yushu Orphans and we now provide 63.3% of the funds that are needed to sustain the orphange. Our contribution covers the annual cost of food, clothes, house rent, a cook's salary and electricity.

If you would like to see more pictures of the orphans, please click here.

Sustaining nomad life

Tibetan nomads are the heart and soul of Tibetan culture and have been living their holistic, self-sufficient lifestyle, moving herds of Yak from pasture in harmony with nature and the seasons, for millennia. Sadly in recent decades they have been encouraged or coerced into moving to bleak "re-settlement" villages near roads or on the edges of towns.

This year Heart of Asia is supporting three very poor nomad families, to give them the chance to maintain their nomad lives.

The Love Family

Heart of Asia also helps to suppport an orphanage in Nangchen, set up by Choga Rinpoche, where children are cared for by Rinpoche's sisters. Rinpoche prefers not to call it an orphanage, instead referring to the small group of 12 children as the Love Family. The children seem very secure and there is a strong sense of a family bond.

TB in eastern Tibet

Thanks to the initiative and expertise of our friends Professor Dr. Di Gibb and Professor Dr. Anne Louise Kinmonth, Heart of Asia has funded a TB awareness DVD, which has now been enabled for viewing on Smart Phones. This increases its reach among Tibetan communities in western China, where TB is endemic. It is already being widely circulated among Tibetan communities in India..